Lauren Gregg is a designer and illustrator from Athens, GA, and she’s also a dog owner, which makes her my kind of people. She created the above painting for a tribute in San Francisco to filmmaker Wes Anderson (referencing, from Moonrise Kingdom, “Was he a good dog?” “Who’s to say.”, which made me laugh harder and longer than anything I’ve seen in a movie all year, as in, people in the theater were probably getting annoyed with me). One of Lauren’s pups, a Frenchie named Reggie, suffers from allergy problems, and Lauren’s selling silkscreen prints of her Moonrise Kingdom painting to help pay for his treatments. If you use the code dogmilk, she’ll give you 30% off till December 1st. Go help!
If you were to make a list of my 10 most favorite things, receiving packages in the mail would probably rank somewhere right around 3 or 4. And if the package is a surprise? EXTRA POINTS. Bugsy’s Box, a monthly subscription service, is a new, fun way to receive a monthly special surprise for you and your dog delivered right to your front door.
It’s that time of year when costumes are on everyone’s brain (and if you’re looking for a great one for your dog, check out this awesome roundup). But for Trotter, a very patient and stylish Frenchie, costumes seem to just be a way of life. Trotter’s outfits and elegantly-styled photos are the work of her owner, San Francisco photographer Sonya Yu. Trotter often looks very serious, but I’m pretty sure it’s OK to laugh.
Editor’s Note: In a continued effort to sniff out the best new dog products, we’ve launched Mingus & Dottie Try It, a monthly review column where our contributor Katherine and her pooches put some of these pawesome finds to the test!
Lickety Stik is a portable, lickable dog treat from the folks at PetSafe. In their determined efforts to sniff out for you the very best in doggie stuff, Mingus and Dottie gave Lickety Stik a try. Check out our review below!
While the general trend in pet photography seems to be to photograph dogs in candid, real-life settings (like the park or on a couch), I get really stoked when I see cool studio portraits of dogs, like these shots from German photographer Daniel Sadlowski. I especially like his use of light and the way he brings a cool luminosity to even dark-colored dogs. You can see more over at Behance.
Well, isn’t that just the cutest thing? Answer: Yes. Yes, it is. Find the dachshund letter holder at Anthropologie.
(P.S., Anthro: I think you should totally call this the Maildox. Right?! You can have that one for free.)
Are you familiar with the work of Helen Dardik? She?s a prolific illustrator and pattern designer, so chances are you’ve encountered her creations before. Her illustrations and patterns are colorful, retro-inspired, and whimsical with an element of ordered chaos — it?s like she took a picture of what?s in my brain when I’m having an awesome day and made drawings of it. Oh, and there are dogs, too. You can find Helen at her website, blog, Etsy shop, and Pinterest. (More images after the jump!)